As the region gears up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this annual gathering of global IoT industry leaders and policy-makers that are involved in Malaysia’s National IoT Strategic Roadmap, will meet to share their knowledge on the latest development of IoT in the region. The term, “Internet of Things”, was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. Today, it has evolved to “Hypernet of Things”, creating new user experiences with mobile connectivity and infrastructure that combines web,cellular, WIFI and LPWAN, enabled by billions of IoT edge nodes and millions of clouds.
The Malaysian Government framed 2017 as the year of the Internet Economy, and launching the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) along with the deployment of cloud, next generation cybersecurity offerings that are priorities for the nation’s Digital Transformation, hence, setting the stage for deployment of IoT technologies and applications. This timely event aims to address the low awareness on the importance of IoT, not only is it a critical link to complete the country’s Digital Transformation, but also inspires and drives innovations, and creativity among the youths. Whilst captains of the industries, C-suites and enterprises will benefit from insights on strategic IoT applications and the enormous cost savings, productivity and benefits from deployment of IoT technologies.